Clark County has first COVID death
For Hub City Times
CLARK COUNTY – The Clark County Health Department has confirmed the first death in Clark County associated with COVID-19.
The individual was an elderly resident. COVID-19 is known to cause serious health complications and death, especially among older adults and people with chronic health conditions
“We are extremely saddened by the loss of one of our community members. We extend our deepest sympathies to their loved ones. Our heart goes out to all those suffering from this virus,” stated Clark County Health Officer Brittany Mews.
In order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, Governor Tony Evers has extended the Safer at Home order that prohibits all nonessential travel and urges individuals in the State of Wisconsin to stay at home or their place of residence until May 26, or until a superseding order is issued.
“Please know the health and safety of all community members is our highest priority,” Mews added. “Please stay home. We are working tremendously hard to protect you. By staying home and following Governor Evers’ order, you are helping to save lives. Thank you for your continued cooperation and patience during this difficult time. We will get through this together.
Clark County Health Department is working with state and local partners and health care providers to “adjust the response to COVID-19 as needed.”